Richmond To Enter Phase 1 Friday

Mayor Still Encouraging Virtual Services

May 27, 2020 - 4:40 pm
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney says he's requesting a delay in reopening on May 14, 2020. (City of Richmond)

(City of Richmond)


Richmond, Va. ( -  Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney is giving a "cautious" ok  to Richmond entering partial reopening on Friday.  The ok follows Governor Ralph Northam's denial of Stoney's "modified" plan for reopening, which would have kept churches and salons closed.

Stoney says he is still encouraging virutal worship services, worried that gatherings will lead to coronavirus spread.  He is also asking resturants log their customers to help with contact tracing.

Northern Virginia and Accomack County also plan to enter phase one on Friday.